Gravity, Nebraska, 12 Years a Slave… CLASS OF NUKE EM HIGH?!

We kicked off 2014 to premiering Troma’s ‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1’ at the Museum  of Modern Art.    Yup! The MoMA selected ‘Return to Nuke Em High’ for it’s CONTENDERS series, a selection of films the museum’s film department determines to be “a contender for lasting historical significance.” That’s right folks, there we were, a Troma film, directed by dad, Lloyd Kaufman, sandwiched in between ‘Gravity’ ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Blue is The Warmest Color’ and ‘Nebraska’  I don’t think Alfonso Cuaron’s screening ended with a live Bollywood Dance…

In case you missed it, check out Kurt McVey’s awesome piece in Interview Magazine: WHEN TROMA MET MOMA

When Troma went to MoMA

ABOVE, L-R: RETURN TO NUKE EM HIGH: VOL. 1’S STARS CATHERINE CORCORAN, ASTA PAREDES, AND DIRECTOR LLOYD KAUFMAN. PHOTO BY VENTIKO, TAKEN AT LA LUZ IN BROOKLYN.

 

 

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Professor Lloyd Gives Oxford Master Class

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I’m on the road with dad, tagging along at Oxford University, the intellectual capital of the world, where dad has been invited to give a master class.

The Honorable Roger Kirby and St. Hilda’s College at the University of Oxford present… LLOYD KAUFMAN MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE! MASTER CLASS

Dad is giving a crash course in indie filmmaking, the TROMA way to a packed sold out room of students, journalists, professors, fans and Harry Potter.

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Filmmakers and actors dad has worked with, like Eli Roth, share advice via video. Here, Eli talks about the value of starting out as a PA on a movie to learn Filmmaking, Tarantino learned the ropes as a PA before he ran the show on Resevoir Dogs, Roth reminds filmmaker hopefulls:

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Yalie NOAH COOPER films LIVE from TROMA STUDIOS

We tracked down Noah Cooper, up and coming director of Ninja Zombies (2010) on location on the set of his zombie film at Troma Studios.

After directing Award Winning Lloyd Kaufman, here’s what Noah had to say about working with and being inspired bythe  master of Low Budget Genre Bending Independent Cinema.  Noah also sheds light on why he chose to film at Troma Studios, what he learned from Troma about making Low Budget films, and shares his  own advice on making low budget Zombie special effects for a high quality production.

Charging Tromaville for an AUTOgraph

Auto Expert RICH PALMIERI writes:

Lloyd:  I live in Virginia Beach.  If I drive my car, a 1966 dodge Charger up to New York, will you autograph it for me?

Rich, Lloyds’ Kids here, also check out this video where dad gives our beautiful Southern Belle Mom a restored souped up 1969 Ford MUSTANG!



NINJA ZOMBIES go LIVE WITH LLOYD KAUFMAN

Noah Cooper, Michal Trzaska,  Tigi Thomas the lovely Arun Storrs and the crew of NINJA ZOMBIES are Live with Lloyd in Tromaville, filming Ninja Zombies from Troma Studios.

Lloyd Teaches Noah a lesson about directing, understated acting, and the power of improv.

LIVE WITH LLOYD – Icons of Fright Question Lloyd Kaufman

Chris Cartusciello, journalist, filmmaker and TEACHER of English and LIFE, and Phil Fasso of Icons of Fright get in some LIVE QUESTIONS WITH LLOYD over lunch in Tromaville (right by the power plant) in Long Island City.  Chris and Phil frighten Lloyd with details about their upcoming horror flick DEADTENTION and Lloyd frightens them by eating in public.

LIVE WITH LLOYD KAUFMAN

FROM TROMAVILLE, after a lovely Lunch by the Tromaville Power Plant, we catch up with Dad, again, hard at work, and interrupt him to ask a few key questions sent in to us from you, dear fans:

First up, Dad takes a moment from some creative discovery to answer a question from Dan Semel:

LIVE WITH LLOYD OVERSUBSCRIBED BACK TOMORROW for PART DEUX

LIVE WITH LLOYD oversubscribed!

Whew, what a day.  Thanks to the hundreds of fans who tuned in this afternoon and sent in all sorts of questions.   If POPS  didn’t get to your query today we’ll be back tagging along in Tromaville tomorrow 2-5pm EST.  So keep emailing in your questions tromemoir@gmail.com and stay tuned to the Tromemoir. Believe you me, we’re going to get personal.

To fit in a couple more questions, We caught up with Dad in his “Limo” on the way to THE OTHER GUYS premier in NYC City.  After a full day writing BP PSA parodies, calling for Tromen, Tromettes and Tromosapiens, brainstorming scenes for TOXIE V and dreaming up full head crushing scenes in the Troma office, pops is off to a glamorus night on the town.  It wouldn’t be a typical Troma day if he wasn’t rushing off to a movie premier. We leave you for the evening with this quick clip of what Dad had to say about a recent conversation with Brad Pitt:

WHO IS TOXIE?

Philip Mazzullo writes: Lloyd! First of all, you’re obviously the best. Done pandering. My question: What would it take for an independent band like my own to get a music video done by our favorite independent film studio (that’s you guys)? Do we need to be incredibly famous and have gratuitous heaps of money? Also, what is Toxie like in person?

LK: Well Philip, being a superficial person, I ah, love rich musicians who give me money, or take me for luxury all expense paid weekends to vacations to Fire Island.  Barring that, keep an eye on my twitter and facebook for progress concerning Toxie V.

It’s hard for me to say, like Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Toxie is too busy to talk directly to me these days, like the rest of the teenybopers I have to read up in my daughters’ US Weekly, or Life & Style, where I catch glimpses of him buying toilet paper alongside Lindsay Lohan in the “stars are like US” pages. If you would really like to know more about what Toxie is like, check out Toxic Avenger the novel.

Justin Bieber makes Lloyd Warm and Fuzzy

THEO LEMASTERS asks Lloyd:

TL: Dear Lloyd, with all the people who you have inspired and touched over the years, what are some of the moments that have touched you the most personally (for real, no puns about squeezing a boob on set, lol)

LK: Dear Theo, When The Filmmakers at Tromadance get to see their movies with an audience that is a great moment.  That makes them so happy.  The happiness of these filmmakers to see their films shown in front of a live audience, this is pretty damn cool.  I’m happy that their movie gets shown in front of a live audience at Tromadance.

And of course, the first time I saw Justin Bieber perform live.